iOS: If you want to use a voice assistant on your Apple Watch, you've pretty much been restricted to Siri's dulcet tones. This week a new app brought another popular assistant to your wrist: Alexa.
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I've been using an Apple Watch since the first unit was released. Back then, the device barely made it through a day between battery charges, wasn't waterproof, lacked an integrated GPS and had a confusing and cluttered user interface. Now, in it fourth hardware iteration and with watchOS 4, the Apple Watch Series 3 comes in cellular and non-cellular variants, has GPS, is waterproof and still has perplexing, but improving software.
The heart rate monitoring features of the Apple Watch got a shout-out at yesterday's event: The new watch will monitor more heartbeat-related metrics and Apple will partner with AmWell and Stanford for a medical study. But at the same time, heart rate app Cardiogram was quietly tracking how users reacted to the day's announcements.
Apple's new iPhones, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X (pronounced iPhone Ten) have been announced along with a new Apple TV that can do 4K content and a new Apple Watch with integrated cellular comms. What's all this mean for the enterprise? I take a look at some of the features that the new devices and updated operating systems bring.
While the rumour mill is gathering momentum around the next iteration of the iPhone, it looks like the Apple Watch will also get an update later this year. Last year, Apple released the Apple Watch Series 2, adding GPS and waterproofing as well as announcing an alliance with Nike. But this year, we could see the Apple Watch pick up cellular comms so it can operate completely iPhone-free.
When the Apple Watch was released a couple of years ago, it signalled a further step Apple was taking to ingratiate themselves into every aspect of our increasingly digital lifestyle and workplace. The closest parallel I can think of is the iPad. When it was released many, including me, questioned Apple's strategy as it looked a lot like a solution looking for a problem to solve. But it spawned a massive market that was followed by Android devices and, ultimately, the Microsoft Surface and a new way to think about mobile computing. The Apple Watch seemed to be a similar play but it's not working out the same way.
Today, Apple hit the stage to announce the new iPhone 7, which features a fancy new camera and a water resistant enclosure. They also made a bunch of other announcements, from a new Apple Watch to the death of the headphone jack. If you didn't feel like wasting hours watching their press conference, here's everything you need to know.
At the beginning of the month, we invited you to share your top data loss horror stories in a bid to win an Apple Watch Sport and Acronis' True Image backup software. After poring through scores of grim anecdotes, we've now chosen the winner! Nine runners-up also scored a copy of Acronis True Image. Read on to see if you won!
Thanks to Acronis, we have an Apple Watch Sport (black) and a copy of Acronis True Image backup software to give away worth a combined value of $559. To win the prize, simply tell us your data loss horror story -- be it a business server catastrophe, a stolen mobile phone, or anything in-between. We also have nine copies of Acronis True Image up for grabs as runner-up prizes. Hop to it!
If you were born before the early 90s, chances are you'll remember Microsoft's Windows 95, the popular operating system that is still loved today. It celebrated its 20th birthday last year and now somebody has figured out a way to install it onto an Apple Watch and has outlined the steps to do so.
Today, ANZ switched on Apple Pay for its five million Australian customers, allowing contactless payments to be made with iPhone and Apple Watch devices. Here's what you need to know.